MoDOT requests input on U.S. 24 safety improvement project

JACKSON COUNTY – MoDOT Kansas City is currently hosting an online public information meeting regarding an upcoming safety improvement project along U.S. 24 between River Blvd. and Sterling Ave. Beginning today, Tuesday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 30, project plans, materials, and a place to provide comments and ask questions is available on the project webpage. No formal presentations will be made.

The safety improvements include a 5-lane typical section with curb and gutter, enclosed drainage storm sewers, raised concrete islands, traffic signal improvements, and signing and pavement marking improvements. A multi-use path and sidewalk is also proposed. Access to businesses along the corridor will also be improved. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in winter 2022/2023 with an anticipated completion in summer 2024. This project is funded through a partnership between the City of Independence and MoDOT. It currently is estimated at $5 million.

Those interested in learning more can visit www.modot.org/us-24-highway-improvements or contact either the Project Manager Juan Yin (juan.yin@modot.mo.gov, 816-607-2216) or MoDOT Area Engineer Matt Killion (matthew.killion@modot.mo.gov, 816-622-0500).

Motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention while driving in work zones. Not all work zones look alike. Work zones can be moving operations, such as striping, patching or mowing. They can also be short term, temporary lane closures to make quick repairs or remove debris from the roadway.

For more information about MoDOT news, projects or events, please visit our website atwww.modot.mo.gov/kansascity. For instant updates, follow MoDOT_KC on Twitter, or share posts and comments on our Facebook at www.facebook.com/MoDOT.KansasCity.  MoDOT Kansas City maintains more than 7,000 miles of state roadway in nine counties. Sign up online for work zone updates or call 888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636).

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